Garlic Early Italian Purple, 1 lb
Garlic Early Italian Purple, 1 lb

Garlic Early Italian Purple, 1 lb

SKU: S4447
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Garlic
Hardiness Zone: 3-9S/W Exposure: Full Sun
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Height: 10"
Spacing: 6" Read our Growing Guide
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Product Details

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'Early Italian Purple' Garlic produces big, solid heads with whitish purple skin wrapped around 7–9 cloves. It's a softneck variety, the best type to use for braiding.

For plump, crisp Garlic bursting with flavor, grow your own—it's easy. Plant individual cloves in the fall and then harvest full heads from each one the next year. After drying and curing, braid the stems and store until use (45–55°F and 50% relative humidity is ideal).

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Good bulbs, but not purple.

Mars Colonist from Zone 7b

The bulbs I received were plain white, with no purple. They broke apart easily and a couple of them have already begun to sprout next to my rose bush. They came in a mesh bag and looked very healthy.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

For plump, crisp garlic bursting with flavor, grow your own -- it's easy.

IF YOU MUST DELAY PLANTING AFTER RECEIVING YOUR GARLIC: Store your garlic bulbs in a cool, dry place.

Spring Planting: Plant cloves in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked and threat of very hard frosts has passed. In warm southern areas, plant in late February or March. Prepare a 6ft by 2ft bed in full sun with well-drained soil. Separate the bulbs into individual cloves and plant each clove, with the tip pointing up, 2in deep and 6in apart. As the plants begin to grow, mound up soil around the leaves, adding several inches over the course of the season. Garlic needs evenly moist soil. Mulch the plants to conserve moisture and water weekly if there is no rain.

Garlic is ready to harvest when the lower leaves begin to brown, bend over, or dry out. Stop watering at this point. When about 60% of the leaves are dry, harvest the bulbs. Loosen the soil with a digging fork and gently pull the entire bulb out. Trim roots to ¼-½" and brush off soil. Let bulbs dry in a warm, airy place out of the sun for 2-3 weeks. Curing takes longer in wet or humid weather. For best keeping quality, store garlic in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. Spring planting of garlic can result in bulbs with excellent firmness, although the size of the bulbs may be smaller than bulbs planted in the fall.

Fall Planting: Plant cloves in the fall and then harvest full heads from each one the next year. Prepare a 6ft by 2ft bed in full sun with well-drained soil. Separate the bulbs into individual cloves and plant each clove, with the tip pointing up, 2in deep and 6in apart. As the plants begin to grow, mound up soil around the leaves, adding several inches over the course of the season. Garlic needs evenly moist soil. Mulch the plants to conserve moisture and water weekly in fall and spring if there is no rain. To promote strong growth, use an all-purpose balanced fertilizer in early spring. In cold-winter areas, add 4-6in of straw or similar mulch after the ground freezes to prevent damage caused by alternate freezing and thawing of the soil.

Garlic is ready to harvest in summer, when the lower leaves begin to brown, bend over, or dry out. Stop watering at this point. When about 60% of the leaves are dry, harvest the bulbs. Loosen the soil with a digging fork and gently pull the entire bulb out. Trim roots to ¼-½" and brush off soil. Let bulbs dry in a warm, airy place out of the sun for 2-3 weeks. Curing takes longer in wet or humid weather. For best keeping quality, store garlic in a cool, dry place with good air circulation.

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